Albuca leaves

Julian Slade
Fri, 11 Jul 2003 01:44:25 PDT
Dear Mary Sue

Your photo listed as Albuca spiralis probably is this species, but you'll
still need flowers to confirm the genus. Also, your species 3 might be A.
flaccida; you'l definitely need the key from The Color Encyclopedia of Cape
Bulbs to verify this.

The other photos are definitely not Albuca. It is a species of Ornithogalum
subgenus Osmyne (as it is currently classified - may be changed to genus
Coilonox). The flowers of this group of species are even less variable than
in the very closely related Albuca; the species are mainly distinguished by
their leaves, which often are also quite interesting.


Julian Slade

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